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Children mindfulness

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

By now, there's a good chance you've heard the term "mindfulness." It seems to be everywhere — yoga, meditations, the answer to stress, the alternative to sleeping pills.

While the research on children and adolescents is just beginning to gain real traction, several small studies show that mindfulness can not only make kids happier but can be beneficial for kids who suffer from anxiety.

But how will you explain it to your kid?

Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means to notice what you're doing.

Tell them it is a superpower which can help:

  • pay attention better

  • be less distractible

  • learn more

  • stay calm under stress

  • avoid getting too upset about things

  • slow down instead of rush

  • listen better to others

  • be more patient

  • get along better

  • feel happier and enjoy things more

Would you like to try it out? I would! That's a great way to start talking about mindfulness with younger children.

As we already know with habits and skills, the best way to introduce mindfulness in children is to start early. Mindful children grow to be mindful teenagers, mindful adolescents, and mindful adults.

In addition to getting started early, it's important to note that the best way to teach your children mindfulness is to practice it yourself and model it for them.

Later I will share with you more exercises and practices to show your kids. For now, check the list of apps that can help kids deal with anxiety and stress and become more mindful:

  1. Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

  2. Meditations for Kids

  3. Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness

  4. Super Strech Yoga

  5. Cosmic Kids

  6. Stop Breathe and Think Kids

  7. Positive Penguins

Enjoy, be positive and stay in touch with Boolka Club.

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